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About Modems & Setting up Your Computer for Internet

Modem is the abbreviation for modulator-demodulator. A modem is a communication device which converts analog signals to digital signals and vice versa.

When you connect your home computer to the Internet you use a cable modem or dial-up modem, yet more and more people wireless modems with ever increasing connection speed, mostly over digital subscriber line such as ADSL for example.

If your modem has various ports or entrance plugs it is also a hub, and if the hub has some additional functions and intelligence it is called a router. Find here all about modems including the latest reviews of wireless modems, router tips and much more!


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